Let me just say to the media, again, I'm just doing my job. I know you all want to talk to me. My secretary has informed me that I have a growing stack of requests from print media, from television, from magazines — from around the world, literally. This story is not about me. It never was about me. I hope I've opened some doors but, you see, I'm a little stupid because I thought everybody did what I did, and if they didn't, maybe they ought to.But I do this and have been doing it. And if you don't believe me, the keeper of my words is right by my side. And lawyers who are hearing this are shaking their heads, saying, “Yup, I've waited too long, as she lets everybody talk.” Sometimes people get upset. I don't care. I get paid the same. So I ask for the media who want to talk with me, I'm not going to be making any statements. I know that my office — and I may have even, I don't know; it's been a long couple of weeks — conveyed that after this is over. . . .It's just not my story. After the appellate period runs, with victims by my side to tell their stories, I might answer some more questions than what I've said on the record. I don't know what more I could possibly say. But I'm not going to talk with any media person until after the appeal period, and even then, if you talk to me about this case, I will have a survivor by my side because it is their story.So I wanted everybody to hear that from me. I respect all of the media outlets. You have done just a fabulous job here. There hasn't been any coalition more upset by this, and I do believe in the First Amendment, so I thank you all for being here because it's an important story for the survivors.As to today, I know there are a lot of survivors, family members, husbands, friends — a lot of people in the courtroom. You have voices. I'm going to leave the courtroom. Defendant will leave the courtroom. The attorneys may stay. The victims, family members, survivors, you may stay in the courtroom and talk with media. You can have your own press conference right here. Spur of the moment sometimes works out the best, doesn't it?
January 24, 2018 at 3:02 PM EST